“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
The entire chapter of Matthew 6 is the middle of what is commonly referred to as the Sermon on the Mount which Jesus preached unto the multitudes.
Many well-known verses come from the chapters which Jesus spoke upon the mountain that day. If you visit Israel, the place where this likely took place is near the Sea of Galilee and makes it easy to imagine how the voice of Jesus sounded through the landscape. Did He need a mountain to make His voice heard? No. But He utilized His own creation that day to make His human voice louder for all to hear.
What does it mean to seek the kingdom of God?
The context of this passage is Jesus teaching His followers to not take any thought for their need of food, drink, or clothing. His also told them why they should not worry about those things.
“(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.“
The next verse He tells them what to do instead.
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness”
He simply wanted them to have faith that He would provide.
Trusting in Him should not be the second, third, fourth or fifth thing we do.
We are to first seek Him by faith.
Possessing and practicing faith is most effective when it is prioritized.
Why complicate things by trying everything else before we decide to trust Him?
How much better would our lives be if we simply lived by faith?
Therein lies the problem to the issues we face.
To seek Him first is to have faith in Him before we worry about anything.
Instead of prioritizing everything else, make Him your priority today.
What a difference we would see if our day to day lives if He was first.
Jesus told the multitudes what would happen if they chose to seek Him first…
“…and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Make faith in Him your priority today.
1 Samuel 5-6 | Romans 8
Copyright © 2020
Delight Thyself Design Ministries, Inc.
All rights reserved.